About Piemontegirl

I am a wine lover currently located in Boston. I drink wine mostly from Piemonte and Burgundy. Two summers in a row I have worked at Vietti in Piemonte.

Cookies & Cream Cheesecake

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You need: 900g cream cheese, 36 oreo cookies, 5 tbsp butter, 2.3 dl milk, 70ml sugar, 1 plate gelatin.

  1. Separate the cookies, and put the cookie in a zip loc bag and the cream in a pot.
  2. Smash the cookies in the zip loc bag until completely crushed.  (Set a little bit aside for the top of the cake). Add the butter (melted) and stir. Pour into the cake form and pat down to make the crust of the cake.
  3. In a pot, put the cream cheese, sugar and cookie cream. Blend together it’s while melting. This will become the cake filling. On the side, mix the gelatin with the milk (warmed up). Add this to the pot with the cake filing.
  4. Once it has reached boiling point, pour it into the cake form. On the top, add a little of the cookie crumble.
  5. Put in the fridge for 4+ hours.

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The recipe is from AniFood

Pylsa & Barolo 2017

Every year for his birthday, my dad throws a BBQ by the name of “Pylsa & Barolo”. This way he can celebrate his birthday with his friends without making it an official birthday. This year was special because he turned 50! He decided to fly down his closest friends and family to celebrate in Barolo! We invaded La Morra and occupied all of Corte Gondina. Many events were scheduled, but the main event that started the whole thing is Pylsa & Barolo. Below are some photos of the event. You’ll find the wine lineup at the end!

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Orecchiette with Sausage & Rapini

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Ingredients:

1  broccoli head

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus 4 tbsp

1/4 cup whole skinned almonds, toasted

5 cloves roasted garlic
Pinch of hot red pepper flakes

1/2 cup grated Parmigiano

3/4 pound fresh pork sausage

1 pound orecchiette

2 tbsp unsalted butter

Prepare an ice bath and set aside. Boil water in a  pot. Blanch the broccoli for 5 minutes . Remove broccoli from the boiling water and shock in the ice bath. When the broccoli  is cool, drain and pat dry with a paper towel and reserve.

In a medium pan, add two tablespoons olive oil and cook the broccoli until lightly browned. Meanwhile, place the almonds in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add the broccoli, garlic, hot red pepper flakes and half of the Parmigiano to the bowl of the food processor and season with salt and pepper. While the food processor is running, slowly drizzle in 1/3 cup olive oil until a smooth pesto has formed.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, in a large  pan, add two tbsp olive oil and heat until just short of smoking. Sear the sausage until golden brown on both sides. Then, using tongs, break the sausage into small pieces and lower the heat.

Place pasta in the boiling water and cook two minutes less than indicated by the package instructions. While the pasta is boiling, add 1/4 cup pasta water to pan with the sausage. Add the pesto and work into the sausage with tongs to form a sauce. When the pasta is al dente, add it directly to the sauce and toss vigorously. Add butter and the remaining Parmigiano, remove from heat, and toss to incorporate. Plate and serve immediately.

Recipe from Mario Batali

Wine of the Week

This past week was a little special, because my dad (Signor Tony) turned 50! The wine consumption was slightly higher than usual, as you can see in the foto below, and the wines were incredible. This picture is from the “infamous” Pylsa & Barolo, which was located in Barolo this year. And another special feature this year was the bottles: all magnum!

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Favorite Wine Spots in Milan

My time in Milan is coming to and end, and I thought I would share my favorite wine spots with you guys.

I think my absolute favorite spot i N’Ombra de vin, both because it was a great selection of wine but also because of the atmosphere. Really a fun place to spend time. And they have a good selection of Altare and Marengo!

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N’Ombra de Vin

Recently, I discovered a new place: Bottega del Vino, and I the wine list as so good that it took me 20 minutes to decide which wine to get. Amazing, really!

Another good spot is Signorvino, but unlike the others, I only go here to buy wine. They also have a restaurant but I am not a huge fan… But the selection of wine in the store is great! You find many Vietti wines here.

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Signorvino

Last but not least is Peck. I have never tried their restaurants (they have a few) but the Enoteca is amazing. Huge selection, some really good producers, and the actual place is really cool.

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Peck

What are some of your favorite spots?

 

Wine of the Week

Vietti Lazzarito 2008

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Wine: Lazzarito 2008

Producer: Vietti

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Nebbiolo

Vintage: 2008

 

Eye: deep garnet red

Nose: cherry, figs, ripe fruits, roses,

Mouth: velvety texture, dark fruits, soft tannins,

 

Price Point: $144

Available at Vinmonopolet: No

Available at Systembolaget: No